A loan of $4,625 helped a member to buy meat, condiments, vegetables, and other ingredients.


San Juan Group's story

The committee named “San Juan” was established in the city of Asunción and consists of 18 women. They are in their eighth loan cycle as part of the Program of Women Entrepreneurs with Fundación Paraguaya. The ladies have joined together with a common goal, to generate more income for each of their families. Not only do they want to grow financially, but also on a personal level. The members define themselves as hardworking and determined women who strive each day to sustain their families. They desire the best future for their children and their other dependents.


Sra. Serefina sells food such as empanadas, sandwiches, and other quick dishes. She says that she has a large number of customers who always buy her products. Thanks to her work, Serefina is able to help with the household expenses and those of her family. She would like to open a restaurant where her customers can delight in her food.


Ths loan she is requesting will be used to buy the necessary ingredients for preparing her dishes such as meat, condiments, vegetables, and other items. Serefina is grateful to Fundación Paraguaya for the opportunity that has been given to her.

In this group: Francisca Eladia, Berta, Matilde, Maria, Matilde, Raquel, Mercedes, Maria, Patricia, Alice, Seferina, Elsa, Hermelinda, Yesisca, Lorena, Gloria*, Maria*, Johana*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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